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Joaquim Câmara Ferreira

Was the author's aristocratic grandfather, who would become a leader of the armed resistance against Brazil’s military dictatorship, a hero or a terrorist?

In 1924, Lidia Ivanova, George Balanchine’s “lost muse,” disappeared on the eve of their company’s first European tour. Was her death an accident?

Primo Levi

Seeing not a person but a thing was the crime of crimes for Primo Levi.

Denise Levertov, poetry, Donna Krolik Hollenberg, A Poet’s Revolution, ballet

Denise Levertov’s poetic communion with the world.

amnesia, memory, psychology, neuroscience, Suzanne Corkin, Henry Gustav Molaison

What the modern science of memory owes to the amnesiac patient H.M.

Matthew Shepard Mourners

A new book by Stephen Jimenez tells a very different story about the killing of Matthew Shepard by Aaron McKinney.

By refusing to treat Marx as our contemporary, Jonathan Sperber has brought him back to life.

Albert Camus photographed by Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris, circa 1945

Algerian Chronicles shows that Camus still has something to say to us—not about terrorism but economic justice.

MLK Mural

On city walls across the country, muralists and street artists depict him as a statesman, visionary, hero and martyr.

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 A look back on John Lennon's New York years.

November 22, 2010